Univision San-Antonio and Texas A&M University– San Antonio Unveil Univision Media Lab – Capstone Experience
By University Communications
Wednesday, 11 08 2017
SAN ANTONIO – NOVEMBER 08, 2017 – KWEX 41 Univision San Antonio, a station that paved the way for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and Spanish-language television across the United States, announced a new partnership today with Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-SA). Created to help shape the future generation of media professionals, the on-site educational program called ‘Univision Media Lab – Capstone Experience’ begins enrollment in the spring of 2018.
The new partnership connects Univision with its young audience and provides A&M-SA students with access to mentors and hands-on, high-impact educational experiences with seasoned bilingual journalists in broadcast and digital media as well advertising and marketing. Specialty mentoring opportunities will be available in Programming for shows like “Despierta SA” and “Edición Digital: San Antonio.”
Senior-level students, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in communications will complete their course work, in addition to having access to Univision San Antonio’s newsroom to collaborate with and observe real-world media veterans in action to learn first-hand about the industry.
“This hands-on learning program will provide an invaluable experience for A&M-San Antonio students,” said University President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ed.D. “We are grateful that our students will have the opportunity to learn alongside Univision—which has been a leading media network in the San Antonio community for decades. This will undoubtedly stir up excitement and intellectual curiosity within our expanding Communication program.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, helping to empower the next generation of media talent through a meaningful career development experience,” said Chris Morris, vice president and general manager, Univision San Antonio. “As the economic, political and cultural impact of the rising American mainstream continues to grow, this partnership demonstrates Univision’s commitment to developing and educating future media leaders and professionals.”
The collaboration between Univision and A&M-SA builds on UCI’s corporate social responsibility platform, “Univision Contigo,” which is focused on empowering and enabling communities to build strong minds, promote healthy habits, and celebrate diversity.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 90% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 60 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.